Carver Lake Park and Beach

Carver Lake Beach

Carver Lake Beach is currently closed due to blue-green algae.

Carver Lake Beach is an unguarded beach, no lifeguard is on duty. Swim at your own risk. Questions can be directed to Woodbury Parks and Recreation at 651-714-3583 or via email.

Beach Rules

  • Children 6 years and under must be accompanied by an adult in the water
  • No glass containers
  • No pets allowed
  • No smoking allowed
  • No fishing
  • No fires allowed
  • No boat, canoe, or kayak launching
  • No alcohol (except by permit)

All park guests should practice "see something, say something" and report disorderly behavior as they recognize it by calling 911 or the non-emergency number 651-439-9381.

Health and Safety Tips

  • Take safety breaks from swimming and stay hydrated 
  • Shower after being at the beach
  • Don't swallow water
  • Wash your hands thoroughly before eating and after using the bathroom
  • Put tight-fitting rubber or plastic pants on children who wear diapers or aren’t toilet-trained
  • Don't attract birds to the beach by feeding them
  • Pick up your trash
  • Buoys are intended to notify boats of swim area, they do not indicate depth of the lake. 

Carver Lake Park Open Air Shelter

    Reserve an Open Air Shelter or Park Building


  1. Blue-Green Algae
  2. E. Coli Testing at Carver Lake Beach

Blue-Green Algae

Blue-green algae has occasionally been present in Carver Lake. If a bloom is found, the beach will be closed.

Not all blue-green algal blooms produce toxins; however, there is no way to predict if or when a bloom will produce toxins. For this reason it is best to avoid contact and stay out of the water when blooms are present. If you believe you or your pets are experiencing adverse health effects due to contact with, or ingestion of, lake water or algae, seek medical attention immediately.

The following Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) fact sheets include photos and more information about blue-green algae.